BlackBerry App World 2.0 Officially Released
BlackBerry App World is officially out of Beta and now available to the public with several new features over older versions. It has been available in Beta Zone for a few weeks now, users who have been using the beta version should get the update right away. If you haven’t used the beta version and still getting the previous App world update, hang tight, you should get the notification for App World 2.0 version any time soon. Along with the update, RIM has allowed developers to offer apps for $0.99 and $1.99, so we should see an increase in choices in the App World soon.
Following are some of the new features introduced in App World 2.0.
- BlackBerry ID: You can now create a BlackBerry ID and log into the BlackBerry App World storefront using a BlackBerry ID.
- Payment methods: Depending on your organization, region, and wireless service provider, you can now pay for items in the BlackBerry App World storefront using a credit card, or by adding it to the monthly bill from your wireless service provider.
- Top 25 items: You can now view lists of the top 25 newest items, free applications, paid applications, themes, and recently updated items.
- Scan a barcode: You can now quickly find an item by scanning a barcode for that item.
What I liked about App World 2.0 is – overall it’s more user friendly. With top 25 items in each category, it’s easier to find the app you’re looking for. The barcode scanner is very convenient. At last it’s good to see additional payment options.